ADELE broke down in tears during the recording of her music comeback – after she was surprised by her old teacher.

The singer wept, while filming ITV’s An Audience With Adele, when she was reunited with the woman who had taught her at Chestnut Grove School in Balham, South London.

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ITVAn audience member said of the singer, ...she brought her up on stage immediately, and broke down in tears' '/caption '

Fans at the London Palladium show earlier this month told how actress Emma Thompson asked the star who had inspired her when she was young.

And after the singer opened up about the impact the year eight teacher had on her, smiling Emma revealed that she was actually in the audience.

One audience member said: “It was a really emotional moment.

“Adele spoke movingly about how her teacher was her inspiration as a teenager. When she realised she was actually in the audience, she brought her up on stage immediately, and broke down in tears. It was the big surprise of the night.”

Adele, who had early ambitions to become a heart surgeon, studied biology at Chestnut Grove before leaving to attend The Brit School aged 13.

She admitted in 2015 that her medical dreams were derailed after she discovered “fun and boys”.

After her reunion, audience members told how Adele asked her comedian pal Alan Carr to entertain the crowd while she had her make-up fixed. And they said he impressed with a comedy version of her Bob Dylan cover, Make You Feel My Love.

They said: “Alan jumped on stage to take over while Adele — whose make-up had run — went to have it retouched.

“He did a brilliant job, he was super-entertaining. At one point, he sang Make You Feel My Love, but making up his own words. It was hilarious.”

Guests at the star-studded comeback show — which will air tonight at 7.25pm on ITV — included Stormzy, Mel B, Naomi Campbell and Gareth Southgate.

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‘Everyone’s gagging for a bit of her’

And speaking on the red carpet, Alan described the atmosphere as “electric”, laughing: “Everyone is gagging for a bit of Adele.”

Adele — who admitted earlier in the evening that she was “s**tting it” — opened the show with Hometown Glory before launching into Hello.

And afterwards she confessed: “I got really emotional. I haven’t been home for so long and I haven’t played a show here for so long. I’m very, very nervous. Course I bloody am.

“I’m a big fan of An Audience With — it used to be the highlight of my life whenever it was on. I’m so thrilled to be doing it tonight, very, very excited.”

        Tompkins gets support from Bieber

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FORMER busker Sam Tompkins has caught the attention of pop superstar ­Justin Bieber. The British singer was with the Peaches star in an LA studio this week where the pair put their heads together to come up with some new sounds. Their collaboration comes as Sam’s moving single Bloodlines – about his grandpa who passed away last year – is getting huge support from radio stations. Sam, who hails from Brighton, said: “Justin is very down-to-earth and I’m so grateful that he’s given me so much support. He really gets my music.” In a recent Instagram live chat between the two, Justin told him: “You’re so talented. You bring so much joy to people and are making such an impact already.” We’d love to hear a duet from these two.

Meg legs it to the party

MEGAN BARTON-HANSON doesn’t mind the chilly weather – as she steps out in this miniskirt.

The Love Islander was attending the Gay Times Honours bash at Magazine London but left beau James Lock to enjoy the party so she could hit the hay.

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At least she got her beauty sleep.


BRITNEY SPEARS is in talks with Lady Gaga’s manager Bobby Campbell as she overhauls her team, sources said last night.

The pop icon’s long-term manager Larry Rudolph quit in July, and she is said to have been searching for a replacement.

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Britney has spoken to Bobby about enlisting his help as she plans a greatest hits album and farewell tour.

One source said: “She has a lot of respect for the working relationship Bobby has with Lady Gaga. Britney thinks they might make a good team. It is early days but she feels there is potential. The ideas being discussed include a greatest hits album with new bonus tracks, and live dates which are being seen as her farewell tour.”

Manager Larry began working with Britney in the mid-1990s. Earlier this month she regained control of her life, and £45million fortune, after 13 years under a court-ordered conservatorship.

Let’s hope freedom brings much success and happiness.


FORMER EastEnder ­Maisie Smith is set to rake in thousands by offering to promote businesses online.

The TV favourite, who filmed her final scenes on the BBC soap last month after 13 years playing Tiffany Butcher, is now charging firms £694 to film content on celebrity video-sharing service Cameo.

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In an introductory clip, Maisie says: “Just let me know if you want a video. I’m your girl.”

The Strictly star is also offering fans the chance to purchase greeting messages for £95 a pop.

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SNOG: Actor Rafferty Law for not being afraid to date a lowly reality star. MARRY: RUPERT Grint, who did the Harry Potter reunion on a video call while in the US. AVOID: Roving Jack Grealish – it seems he has enough on his plate so best swerved.


GARY BARLOW has clashed with fellow judge Alesha Dixon over a contestant on upcoming series Walk The Line.

After a waitress contestant belted out her song on the talent show – which has a winning jackpot of £500,000 – Alesha called her “gimmicky”.

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The telly star said: “I think your songwriting still needs developing. The song was cute, but it was a bit gimmicky at times and looking at the acts that we’ve had before, I’m not so sure that you’re strong enough to go all the way.”

But Gary was not impressed and leapt to the contestant’s defence.

He said: “Let’s just remember this is primetime TV. Let’s not underestimate the confidence and courage that it takes to come out here.”

The shocked female contestant then said: “I do feel like I have got a career as a songwriter and I’ve got so much more to offer.” With half a million at stake we’re not surprised the claws are out.

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UST days after it was revealed that Love Island’s Maura Higgins had left her reality TV agency, we can reveal that she has landed a major international modelling contract set to make her a fashion star.

The Irish beauty has signed with ­London fashion powerhouse Elite Model Management and its sister agency EWG ­Management in New York and LA.

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Maura said: “I’m so excited. Working in TV alongside modelling has always been one of my biggest passions.”

A spokesman for Elite added: “We’re thrilled to sign Maura.”

The star, who shot to fame on the ITV2 reality show in 2019, will make her debut with the catwalk crowd at next week’s British Fashion Awards in London.

After a rollercoaster two years including romances with fellow Love Islanders Chris Taylor and Curtis Pritchard, and Strictly dancer Giovanni Pernice, watch this space for what is to follow.

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